Plum Flower Dioscorea Root (Shan Yao)

Plum Flower Dioscorea Root Shan Yao


Pinyin Name:
Shan Yao

English Name:
Dioscorea Root, Common Yam Rhizome


sweet, neutral


Channels Entered:

Kidney, Lung, Spleen



Spleen and stomach deficiencies, lack of energy, poor appetite, loose stool, diarrhea, food stagnation, leukorrhea, tonify qi and nourish lung yin, benefit wasting and thirsting syndrome, tonify kidney yin, spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation or nocturnal emissions, frequent urination and nocturnal urination are some of the conditions satisfied clients have successfully used this formula for.


Primary Traditional Functions

Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Spleen and Stomach Yin

Spleen and Stomach deficiencies

Decreased food intake and lack of energy due to Spleen deficiency

Poor appetite, loose stools and diarrhea due to Spleen deficiency

Food stagnation due to deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach

Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with qi stagnation

Deficiency of the Spleen and Stomach with Stomach yin deficiency



Red and White Leukorrhea

Yellow Leukorrhea Leukorrhea due to Spleen deficiency and Liver qi stagnation

Leukorrhea due to Spleen and Kidney deficiencies


Tonifies Qi and Nourishes Lung Yin
Lung deficiency

Lung yin and fluid deficiencies

Lung yin and fluid deficiencies with heat
Difficulty inhaling due to Kidney deficiency


Benefits Xiao Ke (Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome)

Xiao ke syndrome

Xiao ke syndrome with internal heat

Xiao ke with more pronounced polyphagia and polydipsia

Xiao ke with more pronounced polyuria


Tonifies Kidney Yin
Kidney yin deficiency

Spermatorrhea, premature ejaculation or nocturnal emissions due to Kidney deficiency

Frequent urination and nocturnal urination


Precautions Specific:

No known precautions.